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Community Education

About Us

What is Community Education?

We provide opportunities for lifelong learning to students and adults - in our summer school classes for students, and our evening and travel classes for adults. We also offer summer sports camps for students, and after-school and evening child care through our partnership with the YMCA.

We also offer free classes in Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language.

Community Education in Parkway embraces the concept of each school building as a community center, a vital force of life-long learning, enrichment, and unity for all people in the Parkway community. Community Education is a blend of three initiatives: Community School, partnerships, and volunteerism.

We partner with businesses, hospitals, universities, social agencies and others in the community to provide "core" education. We also use the skills, talents, and abilities of volunteers to enhance the pre-kindergarten-12th grade curriculum.

Who Takes Our Classes?

People like you. People who know that learning does not stop with graduation, but is a life-long process. People who seek personal and professional growth; entertainment and education; new ideas and new experiences, and who enjoy the company of others who seek the same.

Who Teaches at Community Education?

Our instructors are teachers, magicians, computer specialists, teachers, chefs, artists and businesspeople who come to share their knowledge and training because they love what they do.

How Do You Get Started?

Give us a call at (314) 415-7004 or (314) 415-7005. Stop by for a visit at our Parkway Community Education office, 12657 Fee Fee Road, St. Louis, MO 63146. Our staff will answer your questions and help you choose from among comprehensive course selections. Look online at our course catalog.

Guiding Principles

  • Community Education is integrated into the total Parkway School District organization-programs that support students are District-funded.
  • Community School (life-long learning) programs are self-supporting.
  • The community is involved in the education process.
  • Life-long learning and recreational opportunities for learners of all ages, backgrounds, and needs are provided before, during, and after the school day.
  • Community agencies and institutions collaborate with Parkway in order to deliver services to students and adults.
  • Partnerships with businesses, health/wellness facilities, universities, park/recreational organizations, and civic groups enhance learning opportunities for everyone in the community.
  • Volunteerism strengthens the school environment.
  • School facilities are utilized optimally.
  • Parkway will contract for services instead of providing everything for everybody.